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Government agricultural authorities increase farming loans

BY IMNA The Burmese agricultural authority known as the Myanmar Agriculture Development Bank, has increased the amounts of direct government loans that rice farmers may ask for during the 2010 rainy season rice cultivation period.

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Rising rice prices spark concern in Mon State

Jaloon Htaw : Due to both poor rice harvests following the 2009 rainy season, and planting delays caused by this year’s extended dry season and rampant water shortages, rice prices in Mon State are now dramatically higher than they were in May 2009, and farmers from the region claim that …

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Nai Aung Naing's MPDF group gives military training in southern Mon state

By IMNA: Sources report that the Mon Peace and Defense Front (MPDF), a Mon splinter group lead by former New Mon State Party (NMSP) Maj. Gen. Aung Naing, is currently leading a Burmese government-sanctioned military training in Thanphyuzayart Township, Mon State.

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Southeast Command condemns NMSP as “illegal” at USDA conference

By IMNA: According to sources, during a May 7th meeting between members of the Mudon and Moulmein Townships’ Union Solidarity and Development Associations (USDA) and the Burmese government’s Southeast Command (SEC), the latter’s Maj. Gen. Thet Naing Win warned USDA members that the New Mon State Party (NMSP) should now …

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